August is an amazing time for the arts, music, and sports in Salt Lake City. Browse the list for dozens of terrific ways to get out and enjoy SLC's pleasant summer weather.
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The popular Park City Arts Festival features the work of more than 200 artists including visual arts, performance art, music, food, and film.
- Friday, August 4: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday, August 5: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sunday, August 6: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Historic Main Street in Park City
Weekend pass: $12 adults; $6 children ages 6 to 17; kids 5 and under free
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Real Salt Lake, the region's professional soccer club, typically has a packed schedule in August. Here's the schedule for their home games, all played at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy (all listings are Mountain Time).
- Saturday, August 5: Houston Dynamo, 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, August 23: San Jose Earthquakes, 8 p.m.
- Saturday, August 26: Colorado Rapids, 8 p.m.
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The Salt Lake Bees are the Triple A club of the Los Angeles Angels of MLB. They play in the Pacific Coast League, and August is a pretty busy month for the Bees.
Here's their August home schedule, with all games played at Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake City:
- August 3 to August 6: Colorado Springs Sky Sox
- August 7 to August 10: Oklahoma City Dodgers
- August 15 to August 18: Tacoma Rainiers
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Monday Family Nights at Red Butte Garden feature music, dance, crafts and activities associated with many cultures.
Shows start at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
On August 7, Polynesian dancers Island Traditions will perform and teach guests the dances and music of Tahiti, New Zealand, and Samoa.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Sandy Hot Air Balloon Festival
The Sandy Hot Air Balloon Festival starts with sunrise launches at Storm Mountain Park. Saturday evening festivities move to the promenade in front of Sandy City Hall, where spectators can enjoy glowing balloons, plus food for sale and free music.
Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12.
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The Craft Lake City DIY Festival is an annual handmade arts, science and technology festival, for the purpose of promoting local artisans, DIY engineers, craft foodies, vintage vendors, and performance artists.
Friday, August 11, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, August 12, noon to 10 p.m.
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Salt Lake County Fair
The Salt Lake County Fair features livestock and craft exhibits, a petting zoo, helicopter rides, a carnival and all the fair food you can eat. There's tons of entertainment, including Joe Nichols, a monster truck racing league, Highland Games, a classic car show, and more.
August 2 through August 5
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The State Room
Here's the August lineup for The State Room, one of SLC's favorite small music venues.
- August 3: Reckless Kelly
- August 5: Steve Earle and the Dukes
- August 6: John Moreland
- August 9: James McMurtry
- August 16: Mew
- August 17: Joe Pug
- August 18: Josh Ritter
- August 19: Dead Floyd